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Justice done or just seen to be done?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2011

This month, a faintly unsettling case about the importance of justice being seen to be done, seemingly regardless of whether it actually is


Unfair dismissal qualifying period may increase to two years
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 2 2010

The Government is contemplating increasing the qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims from one to two years


Employer liable to ex-employee for negligent email
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • May 17 2011

It is well established that employers must be careful about what they say about ex-employees when giving references


No way back after premature dismissal letter
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • October 27 2011

In the vast majority of cases it should be obvious whether an employee has been dismissed or resigned


Dismissal of employee for working in second job while on sick leave was unfair. What?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • September 27 2011

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that an employer’s dismissal of an employee for working in a second job while on sick leave from the first was unfair


Unfair dismissal qualifying period to increase from one to two years
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 3 2011

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, and the Chancellor, George Osborne, have today confirmed that the qualifying period for bringing an unfair dismissal claim will increase from one to two years


‘Principle of uniform collective bargaining agreements’ overturned
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • August 18 2010

Until recently German case law - under the 'principle of uniform collective bargaining agreements' - provided that where there is more than one applicable collective bargaining agreement in a particular business operation, only one of the agreements can apply


“Without prejudice” rule remains intact
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2010

The "without prejudice" rule provides that written or oral communications which are made for the purpose of a genuine attempt to compromise a dispute between parties may generally not be admitted in evidence


No need to conclude grievance procedure before dismissal
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2010

What should you do when an employee raises a grievance at the same time as dismissal or disciplinary action is proposed?


Urgent measures in the job market
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Spain
  • August 18 2010

Legislation introducing a range of measures designed to breathe new life into Spain's jobs market came into effect on 18 June